5 minutes by car - Royal residence which saw François 1st grow up, the Royal Castle of Amboise overlooks and offers a breathtaking view of the Loire, the island d'Or and the city center. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries by Charles VIII, Louis XII and François 1st, it is the first royal residence of the French Renaissance and houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci in its chapel.
2 minutes by car - This 16th century castle, was Leonardo Da Vinci's last residence. It now houses numerous models of the works of this Italian genius. Travel through 800 years of history and enter the world of Leonardo da Vinci at the Château du Clos Lucé, where he lived the last 3 years of his life.
The Loire Valley seen from the sky! Every morning and evening (depending on the weather) during the tourist season, hot air balloon rides are organised from Amboise. Enjoy an unprecedented view of the châteaux of the Loire Valley and surrounding area.
5 minutes by car at the Royal Castle of Amboise - 1 hour and 15 minutes - A humorous journey through historical events witnessed at this magical place and organised by Hisloire. Every Wednesday and Saturday from July the 13th to August the 31st. The Royal Court and the villagers await you at the Royal Castle of Amboise to relive the splendor of the French Renaissance.
15 minutes by car - This is the most visited private monument in France. Chenonceau Castle is famous for its magnificent gardens as well as for its design elegantly traversing over the river Cher. Originally taken under the royal household by Francois 1st as a payment of debt, the Chateau under King Henry 2nd became known as Château des Dames after gifting it not to the Queen but instead Diane de Poitiers and later the residency of other French noble women. During the great war it was converted into a military hospital with more than 2,200 soldiers being treated there.